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Hemelse Modder

Average price €40
1,108 reviews

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Dit restaurant bestaat al sinds 1984 en doet het nog steeds bijzonder goed. Het is een plek waar je naartoe gaat voor een ongedwongen avondje uit eten met gerechten zonder al te veel poespas. Op de kaart staan alleen maar gerechten uit West-Europa, denk Franse gerechten, Hollandse gerechten, gerechten uit Engeland etc. Een risotto of iets Aziatisch zal je hier dan ook niet snel op het menu vinden. De zaak is sober, maar knus ingericht en je hebt ook nog eens mooi uitzicht over de gracht.

Geschreven door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl

Fotografie door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl


Tip van bySam: Laat ruimte over voor het dessert en sluit je maal af met hemelse modder, want tja dat hoort toch eigenlijk wel hier.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €40 Special request
Caramelized tartlet of cevennes onion, with rucola and walnut, and red onion compote.
Salmon fillet marinated in passion fruit juice, with pickled vegetables, salmon roe and dill mayonnaise.
Poultry rillette with apricot chutney, chicken liver bonbon and balsamic syrup.

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegetarian dishes

User photos

Hemesele Modder
Merluzzo dell’Atlantico
Crema di zucca
Chocolate mousse
Cream brulé alla carota
Pesce affumicato



Ratings & Reviews

based on 1108 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Justin S.
    Justin S.
    • one review

    Was the best meal of our trip! Dishes were beautifully presented with fabulous flavours, wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

  2. Elvira N.
    Elvira N.
    • 4 reviews


  3. Thomas T.
    Thomas T.
    • 3 reviews

    Good selection of main courses, starters, soups. Prices are very good for the value. Service was friendly and attentive. Nice selection of house wines and bottled wines. Fairly simple decor, and light background music; the noise level was relatively low. I've been coming to Hemelse Modder for many years whenever I visit Amsterdam, and it has always been completely enjoyable. I always check the menu online, and there is always at least one main course that I would like, and have gone back later in the trip when there are more than one.

  4. Skylar S.
    Skylar S.
    • 7 reviews

    We got there at 19:00 and left 10 past 22:00. The food was good but our waiters were a bit slow. We waited close to half an hour between courses and they forgot when we ordered a few things. I was upset by the other guests as well who did ruin the atmosphere because they were very unaware of themselves. We sat by the entrance door and people kept leaving the doors open and let all the cold air come in. Several times someone in my party got up to close the doors. Other guests would also take off their coats and bump us. The tables were a bit close together, making it a bit hard to get out to use the bathroom or get out. I really recommend the dessert the place is named after! I would go again on a less busy night. The food quality was truly excellent, based on that alone, they deserve a good review. I just with other things were aso in line!

  5. Sandra Q.
    Sandra Q.
    • one review

    Wonderful meal, lovely, friendly service.

  6. Viktor H.
    Viktor H.
    • one review

    Such a lovely place i can only recommend! We had a great Christmas dinner here and the service was excellent

  7. Federico r.
    Federico r.
    • 3 reviews

    Perfect dinner, very nice service, good location, nice atmosphere, very kind waiters, very good food, Dutch dishes. Very very recommended!!

  8. Marco D.
    Marco D.
    • one review

    This restaurant has been suggested by a famous tourist guide to me and I deceided to try it. Risearch and experimentation in every dishes and a fast service makes this a place to frequent. I would raccomend if they put up the heating and enlarge the wine choice.

  9. Mick c.
    Mick c.
    • one review

    Very interesting menu that exceeded expectations coupled with great service - they were very accommodative regarding food allergies

  10. Michelle F.
    Michelle F.
    • 29 reviews

    We walked in and were greeting with such friendly service! The dishes that we got were packed with flavour. It was perfect comforting food on a cool autumn night. I look forward to returning!

  11. Marcello c.
    Marcello c.
    • 2 reviews

    Great restaurant, with a delicious cuisine and a very friendly atmosphere and service. Definitely a place to dine!

  12. Michael H.
    Michael H.
    • one review

    Absolutely wonderful food Drinks took a bit of time to come but at least it kept us sober. Lol Would recommend to everyone Make sure you ring in advance

  13. Klopbakken M.
    Klopbakken M.
    • 4 reviews

    The food and drinks was very good. But the service was unfortunately a bit slow. The atmosphere in the restaurant was also very calm and relaxed.

  14. Piotr B.
    Piotr B.
    • one review

    Absolutely worth trying. Dutch typical tastes in modern look. Excellent service.

  15. Mike E.
    Mike E.
    • 12 reviews

    Excellent night out.

  16. SAGARRA L.
    • 13 reviews

    Always great food and friendly service. Just love it !!! One of my favorite in Amsterdam. Try it !!!! In summer the back terrace is also great. Don’t miss the frenchbfries

  17. Caroline H.
    Caroline H.
    • 2 reviews

    The staff could hardly have been more helpful. 1/2 our party had managed to lock themselves out of their lodging and needed to break up the dinner, to return later. All good, everyone ok with staging the dinner courses slowly, good tempered and an absolutely great meal

  18. Ajit p.
    Ajit p.
    • one review

    Very good food and attentive service and a small but good wine list. Background music low level allowing for conversation

  19. Daniel T.
    Daniel T.
    • one review

    friendly reception and attendance, delicious food, comfortable sitting in homely decor. Have menus from 3 to 5 courses that can be freely chosen from the menu a la carte. Well managed. Since 1984 ! Will be back

  20. Sara S.
    Sara S.
    • one review

    Great place; a bit over priced but overall food was excellent. Just close enough to the busy res light district, but far enough away from the chaos. Would recommend to first timers

More information

Opening time

Dinner: Monday untill Sunday 6pm - 10pm

How to get to the restaurant

Oude Waal 11hs, 1011 BZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Public transport

Op loopafstand van Amsterdam Centraal Station

Directions to get there

In de buurt van de Nieuwmarkt

Paid parking in the neighborhood

About the restaurant

On a short city trip it is hard to find a restaurant which represents the feeling of that city - one that makes you feel welcome, offers good food an terrific wines.

Hemelse Modder is that restaurant in Amsterdam.

You can find us close to the Central Station in quiet neighborhood, and situated on a beautiful canal.


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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 60 people)

Can be privatized, Wheelchair Accessible

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